Harborough’s Angela Stewart is one of 54 cyclists joining Martin Johnson on the Clogs and Cleats ride to Amsterdam and back for Hope Against Cancer.
The group will set off from the clock tower in Leicester city centre on Saturday and take in Cambridge, Amsterdam and Rotterdam before finishing with a 110-mile stage from Hull to Leiceste.
They will arriver back at Stamford Hall on Wednesday, September 11 at 7.30pm.
Tim Hughes, Hope Against Cancer’s cycle challenge organiser and one fo the 55 cyclists, said: “Our aim is to raise £75,000 which would fund a new cancer research project in one of Leicester’s Hospitals or Universities. The cyclists and the support team have been training and fund raising hard and to date have raised over £51,000, so our target is looking like a real possibility.”
The ambitious challenge is part of Hope’s 10th Anniversary Year.
The charity was established in 2003 to raise funds to support local cancer research at the universities and hospitals in Leicester to directly benefit cancer patients in Leicestershire and Rutland.
It has currently raised more than £3 million and funded 30 research fellowships looking at a wide range of cancers including blood cancers, pancreatic, breast and bowel.
To sponsor Angela, visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/angelastewart
To make a donation to the group, visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/ClogsandCleats